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Davis Division News

2018 Academic Awards 

The 2018 Academic Awards will take place on Monday, April 30, at 5:30 p.m. in the UC Davis Conference Center. RSVPs are requested here by Tuesday, April 24. The event will include the awards program, the reception, and the Faculty Research Lecture.

2017-18 Chair's Welcome Letter

Welcome to 2017-18! My name is Rachael Goodhue, and I am serving my second year as Senate Chair. I am joined this year by Vice Chair Kristin Lagattuta. You can view the full list of Senate committee chairs and members here.

With notable campus and community enthusiasm, UC Davis has begun a new journey. “The foundation of our university is strong,” writes Chancellor May in his welcome message, “and we will continue to build on that foundation.” I join Chancellor May in his aspiration to propel UC Davis forward. Read More...

Faculty Spotlight

Carlito Lebrilla is the 2018 recipient of the Faculty Distinguished Research Award

2018 Faculty Distinguished Research Award

Carlito Lebrilla, Department of Chemistry

(From Dateline) There could have been no better place for Carlito Lebrilla's research to thrive than UC Davis. 

"What's around you influences what you do scientifically," the chemistry professor said. "It's only been possible in Davis because of who is here, because we are unique in having an agricultural school, veterinary school and a medical school all in one location." Read more...

UC Davis Dateline News

Upcoming Conferences and Symposia